Bonsai island is a small island just off the coastline and characterised by a small tree sitting on top of it. It runs north to south and usually diving starts on the inside protected area in about 40ft. Here there is a sandy bottom with random rock boulders to weave between, cooler waters see a tendency for a high number of southern stingrays to gather here, but nurse sharks have also occasionally been spotted. Continuing around the island you follow a sloping boulder shelf out to the northern point, great for spotting hidden critters. Here the rocks become more like a rock face than boulders as you head out to the side more exposed to open water conditions. Max depth 60ft.
Time of year and weather conditions can find the water temperatures to range between 65-80 degrees F (18-27C).
Bottom-dwelling rays are often seen in this area. Other marine life that is commonly seen includes sea stars, moray eels, octopus, puffer species, angel and butterfly fish, surgeonfish and maybe some lobster.